My wild camping kit bag and my day bag doesn’t differ much. I believe that when you’re out in the mountains you should be prepared. This means having a shelter with you at all times, a first aid kit and essential supplies. Below is a list of everything I take out in my day bag, wild camping bag and my winter wild camping kit. I’ve included links to all items (at the best price) so you can buy anything you need to add to your bag.

Wild Camping Kit

When I’m in the mountains, regarding the weight of my kit, I live by the mantra – Further, Faster, For Longer. Having a light as possible rucksack means that you can hike longer distances, do it in less time and you can do what you love for longer.

Back in the day, I actually carried 15kg at one stage, when I started wild camping in the Lake District. Eventually, I invested about £500 on all new kit, I’d already tried out half a dozen tents, a few sleeping bags, six stoves and four ruck sacks.

My complete wild camping kit is now under 5kg!

MLD Exodus Backpack
MLD Exodus Backpack on Fleetwith Pike

I’m very happy with the shelters I use in different situations. My choice of sleeping bag, the two stoves I switch between and the mattress are perfect. If you want to cut out the trialling stage and go straight to the ideal wild camping kit for you then I think you’ll find some perfect kit for you here.

Mountain Walking Essentials

Osprey Kestrel 48 ruck sack
Osprey Kestrel 48 ruck sack
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Ordnance Survey Map
Ordnance Survey Map
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Silva Expedition 4-360 Compass
Silva Expedition 4 Compass
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Lifesystems Mountain First Aid Kit
Lifesystems Mountain First Aid Kit
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Sawyer Mini Water Filter
The Sawyer Mini Water Filter
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Petzyl Actik Core
Petzyl Actik Core
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Petzyl Case
Petzyl Case
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Petzyl e-Lite
Petzyl e-Lite
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Kestrel 2000 Wind Anemometer
Kestrel 2000 Wind Anemometer
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Lifesystems Emergency Shelter
Lifesystems Emergency Shelter
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Anker Powerbank 20100
Anker Powerbank 20100
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Anker Powerbank 20100 Case
Anker Powerbank 20100 Case
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Wild Camping Kit

Vango Banshee 200 Pro Tent
Vango Banshee 200 Pro Tent
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Innominate Tarn wild camp Haystacks
DD 3×3 Superlite Tarp
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MLD Trailstar
MLD Trailstar

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Titanium tent pegs
Titanium tent pegs
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Alpkit-Skyehigh-700
OookWorks SuperLight Groundsheet
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Yellowstone Insulated Foam Mat
Yellowstone Insulated Foam Mat
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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm
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Alpkit-Skyehigh-700
Alpkit-Skyehigh-700

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Rab Survival Zone Bivi
Rab Survival Zone Bivi

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Exped Dry Bag 4 Pack
OookWorks SuperLight Stuff Sacks
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Pee Bottle Lock and Lock 350ml
Pee Bottle Lock and Lock 350ml
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Fit-Flip Microfibre towel
OookWorks 11g Microfibre towel
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Jetboil MicroMo Stove
Jetboil MicroMo Stove
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Clothing

Mountain Equipment Skyline Down Jacket
ME Skyline Down Coat
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Rohan Helix Waterproof Jacket
Rohan Helix Waterproof Jacket

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Berhaus Spectrum Top
Berhaus Spectrum Top
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Berghaus Deluge Waterproof Trousers
Berghaus Deluge Waterproof Trousers
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Rohan Traverse Trousers
Rohan Traverse Trousers

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Merino Wool Base Layer
Merino Wool Base Layer

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1000 Mile Socks
1000 Mile Socks
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Scarpa Ranger Boots
Scarpa Ranger Boots
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Berghaus Gaiters
Berghaus Gaiters
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Rohan Ellesmere Hat
Rohan Ellesmere Hat

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Berghaus gloves
Berghaus gloves
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Black Diamond Trekking Poles
Black Diamond Trekking Poles
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Winter Gear

Scarpa B2 Boots
Scarpa Charmoz B2 Boots
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Kahtoola Microspikes
Kahtoola Microspikes
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Grivel G10 Crampons
Grivel G10 Crampons
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Grivel Helix Axe
Grivel Helix Axe
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